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Community Calendar Oct. 5-11, 2018

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FRIDAY, Oct. 5

Tech Time

10:30 am-12:30 pm @ Octavia Fellin Public Library Main Branch, 115 W Hill Ave. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration is required, come and learn. This week: Computer Skills II.

Get Up and Game

Noon-4 pm @ Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Drop in anytime. Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family.

SATURDAY, Oct. 6

Tech Talk

3 pm @ Main Branch. Tech Talk is a chance for the community to learn about technology related issues and opportunities. Join us each month for discussions on technology related topics that affect the community. Sessions are free and no registration is required. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . October Topic: Fake News — Special Scammer Alert Talk! We hear the term fake news used all the time but what does it really mean. Does the media produce news stories to trick people on purpose or is there more to it? Learn the truth about “fake news” and how to spot it.

SUNDAY, Oct. 7

Written in the Stars

10 am-5 pm @ Main Branch. Instagram Poetry Challenge: Send us your sonnets, haikus, limericks or any poetry about stars, the universe and yourself using #GLPoetry for a chance to win a Starbucks or Denny’s gift card. For ages 13+, entries must be submitted by 5 pm MST on Saturday, October 13. This week: Teen Read Week.

MONDAY, Oct. 8

Written in the Stars

Main Branch: Instagram Poetry Challenge: Send us your sonnets, haikus, limericks or any poetry about stars, the universe and yourself using #GLPoetry for a chance to win a Starbucks or Denny’s gift card. For ages 13+, entries must be submitted by 5 pm MST on Saturday, October 13. This week: Teen Read Week.

Relay for Life Spa Day Fundraiser

11 am- 6 pm: A Spa Day will be held at the UNM-Gallup Cosmetology Department in the basement of Gurley Hall. Treat yourself and a friend to a relaxing, rejuvenating facial, manicure, or pedicure for only $5 each. To make an appointment atbetween11am-6pm, call (505) 863-7561. Walk-ins are welcome (before 4 pm). The event fundraiser will benefit the American Cancer Society Ups & Downs Relay for Life Team. For more information about Spa Day, how to join a Relay team, and get involved to support cancer research. For more information call Joyce (505) 863-3075 or (505) 862-1457.

Annual Indigenous People’s Day

The 14th Annual Indigenous People’s Day will take place. Call (505) 567-8561. Noon-5 pm at the Gallup Cultural Center, 201 E. Hwy. 66.

Tech Time

3 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No Registration required just come and learn. This week: Internet II.

TUESDAY, Oct. 9

Written in the Stars

10 am-5 pm@ Main Branch. Instagram Poetry Challenge: Send us your sonnets, haikus, limericks or any poetry about stars, the universe and yourself using #GLPoetry for a chance to win a Starbucks or Denny’s gift card. For ages 13+, entries must be submitted by 5 pm MST on Saturday, October 13. This week: Teen Read Week.

Maker Zone

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide the supplies, you provide the ideas.

Tech Time

4 pm @ Main Branch. The Library provides job assistance workshops for those seeking employment. Workshops will run in one hour sessions. Computers and technical assistance will be available for these sessions. Please bring all work-related documents. All sessions will be drop-in so come anytime during the hour and receive help. Call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This week: Online Job Application Help.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10

Tech Time at the Gallup Senior Center

10am-noon @ Northside Senior Center. The Gallup Senior Citizen’s Center will host computer classes presented by the library. These classes are specially designed for anyone 55+ and will teach the basic skills needed to access a computer. There will also be one-on-one help sessions. No registration needed. Please contact the Senior Citizen’s Center at (505) 722-4740 for Senior Center questions. For specific questions or more information on classes please call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tech Time

3 pm @ Main Branch. The Library is offering one-on-one technology assistance. Bring your personal technology devices or software questions to one of the scheduled sessions and our technology trainer will help guide you through the process. One-2-One Tech Help is on a first come first serve basis. For questions call (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Raps, Slams and Sonnets Poetry Workshop

4 pm @ Children’s Branch. Whether you’re all about Tupac or keep it classic with Shakespeare, we’re exploring different kinds of poetry. For middle school and older, make blackout poems, listen to some great slam poets and play a few rounds of Tupac vs. Shakespeare.

Wednesday Night Films

5:30-7pm @ Main Branch. This week’s film: How to be a Latin Lover

THURSDAY, Oct. 11

Written in the Stars

10 am-5 pm@ Main Branch. Instagram Poetry Challenge: Send us your sonnets, haikus, limericks or any poetry about stars, the universe and yourself using #GLPoetry for a chance to win a Starbucks or Denny’s gift card. For ages 13+, entries must be submitted by 5 pm on Oct. 13. This week: Teen Read Week.

Crafty Kids

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Cotton Ball Ghosts.

Hispanic Contribution to the American Revolution

6 pm @ Main Branch. There are many untold stories from our history. The contribution of New Mexico supporting the efforts of the American Revolution is one of these stories. Mr. George Garcia, a native New Mexican, historian, and army veteran will tell this forgotten chapter and shed a new light on Hispanic history. Mr. Garcia is an active member of the New Mexico Sons of the American Revolution and will give his presentation in a replica of the Spanish uniform worn in the 1700s.

ONGOING

Alcoholics Anonymous

Window Rock AA Group meets at Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/Wellness Center, Hwy 264, Mondays at 5:45 pm. Closed Speaker Meeting, limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. We cannot accommodate children. No attendance forms, smartphones. Visit aa-fc.org for more info.

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your un-managed hurts, habits and hang-ups. Tuesday, 6-8 pm. Journey Church, 501 S. Third St. (505) 979-0511.

City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board

Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.

Churchrock Chapter

Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Wed. Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 488-2166. Churchrock Chapter Administration.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome.

Community Pantry

The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, Tue - Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia.

Community Providers

All meetings will be the last Thursday of every month. Speakers for the Community Providers Agenda Sept. 27 meeting are needed. Please contact Bill Camarota This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ben Welch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . RMCHCS East Campus, 12 Noon in the Chapel.

Friday Night Hootenanny

Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St.

Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society

Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd.

Gallup Solar

Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am-noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226.

Habitat for Humanity - work sessions

Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226.

McKinley County Health Alliance

McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1 pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous 12-step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483.

Recycling Council

McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org.

Recycling Depot

The Recycling Depot will now be open from 12-1:30pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152.

SAVE THE DATE

gallupARTS - ArtsCrawl Lineup

The entire 2018 lineup is outlined below: Oct. 13 – Sixth Sense; Nov. 10 – In Black & White; and Dec. 8 – Let’s Have a Ball.

Show Opening

On Oct. 13, there will be a show of local art by local artists. 7-9pm, Art All Around Us at ART123 Gallery

Kiwanis Hollywood Night

On Oct. 13, the seventh annual Hollywood Night gala hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Gallup. Entrainment includes: cocktails, a dinner-dance with music by a professional DJ, and door prizes. Don your best attire and join the Kiwanis for “Putting on the Ritz” at Hollywood. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit local children through Kiwanis youth-oriented programs, such as Teacher Education Grants, Dictionary Project Annual Fun Fun, and Key Club sponsorship. Event tickets are available from Kiwanians or at the door. 7 pm, Gallup Elks Club, 1112 Susan Ave.